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6 Types of Blended Learning | E-Learning-Inclus...

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"Here we have an infographic that lets us see how blended learning is integrating (and ingratiating) itself into the workflow of our digital students. Crafted by Knewton, it defines blended learnin...
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The Library is back and much more … - The Express Tribune

The Library is back and much more … - The Express Tribune | The Random Me | Scoop.it
The Express Tribune The Library is back and much more … The Express Tribune We recently agreed on our new strategy and this involves scaling up our presence, working closely with governments, getting greater depth and impact for Pakistan in our...
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Post-Industrial Pedagogy | E-Learning-Inclusivo...

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Quality and access to education continue to top the list of education priorities in countries across the world. But finding balance between both access and quality is something policy makers, educa...
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Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction

Educational Leadership:Technology-Rich Learning:The Basics of Blended Instruction | The Random Me | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.
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The Complete Guide to Sentiment Analysis for Marketers

The Complete Guide to Sentiment Analysis for Marketers | The Random Me | Scoop.it

The bigger your company gets, however, the harder it becomes to keep a handle on how everyone feels about your brand. For large companies with thousands of daily mentions on social media, news sites and blogs, it’s extremely difficult to do manually.

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DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams

DropTask - Visual Task Management for Individuals and Teams | The Random Me | Scoop.it
Visualize your workload like never before with DropTask, a complete reimagining of task management on the web.

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What a cool idea.  

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AC Norman's curator insight, August 6, 2013 6:46 PM

To do-variant.

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:05 AM

Haven't tried it, but FYI.

Mike Carrington's curator insight, August 14, 2013 7:13 PM

Like the idea - should make dividing large tasks into manageable chunks much simpler. Could be useful for organising myself and for organising school group work.

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The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning

The Challenges and Realities of Inquiry-Based Learning | The Random Me | Scoop.it
As education continues the march toward a student-driven, project-oriented approach that values intelligent solutions to open-ended problems, it won’t be sufficient to focus on the wonderful discoveries and authentic work that result from an...

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Debra Evans's curator insight, July 11, 2013 5:52 PM

An excellent account of Inquiry. Thought provoking and presents a clear case.

bookjewel's curator insight, July 16, 2013 5:54 PM

Excellent insights

 

Debra Evans's curator insight, October 2, 2013 6:11 PM

This is essential reading if you are serious about inquiry based Learning.

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E-Textbooks Report Questions Cost Savings

E-Textbooks Report Questions Cost Savings | The Random Me | Scoop.it
Faculty and students aren't so sure that e-textbooks will be cheaper than their paper counterparts.
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Are we looking at an age where textbooks in any form may give way to alternative content that is free and has been vetted by the faculty as appropriate to cover the subject of the instruction?  I certainly hope so.

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The Push Up Ladder Workout

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The pushup ladder workout is a great way to use progressive overload using push ups. The problem with body weight training is that once you get strong enough, they become less challenging. 

 

This little workout is a great way to increase your ability to do a large amount of push ups. So for people who are taking a physical fitness test of some sort (military, police, fireman, etc.)...this is a great program to increase your push up numbers.

 

Also...not a bad way to increase the thickness of your upper body if you are someone who does most of their training at home.

 

 


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DARPA & DoD Concerned About Worldwide Dependence on Digital Technology

DARPA & DoD Concerned About Worldwide Dependence on Digital Technology | The Random Me | Scoop.it

According to DARPA reports, their agency and the Department of Defense (DoD) are concerned about the reliance upon digital technology that encompasses military, governments and citizens worldwide.

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The U.S. Senate Wants to Control Malware Like It's a Missile | ForeignPolicy.com

The U.S. Senate Wants to Control Malware Like It's a Missile | ForeignPolicy.com | The Random Me | Scoop.it

The Senate Armed Services Committee wants to get control of those pesky cyber weapons that are available for purchase by just about anyone by establishing an arms control regime along the lines of what's done for missiles, tanks, and fighter jets.

 

The powerful congressional panel is looking for the President to "develop policy to control the proliferation of cyber weapons through unilateral and cooperative export controls, law enforcement activities, financial means, diplomatic engagement, and other means," according to the committee's report on the 2014 defense budget bill. 

 

"The approaches developed must also take into account the needs of legitimate cybersecurity professionals to mitigate vulnerabilities, and not stifle innovation in tools and technology that are necessary for national security and the cybersecurity of the Nation," the report goes on to say. 

 

Everyone is concerned by the ever-growing online market for cyber weapons, from the Russians to some of the most senior officials working cyber in the Pentagon (even as the NSA and U.S. Cyber Command are accused of driving this market by purchasing these weapons). However, the last time the U.S. tried to control sales of a critical class of software, it failed.

 

In the post-World War II era, the U.S. government held strict control over who could sell and purchase American-made encryption technology. However, by the end of the 20th Century, the Web was taking off as a business domain. After years of prodding from the tech community -- and after the growth of crypto freeare like Pretty Good Privacy -- the government slowly realized that it couldn't ban serious encryption technology from widespread use without doing significant harm the budding field of e-commerce. (Crypto is what helps keep your bank details from being stolen when you buy that flight to Europe on Kayak.)

 

Also in the late 1990s, a federal court determined that restricting crypto software distribution would infringe on First Amendment rights since it deemed source code to be free speech. All of this led to the government greatly relaxing export restrictions on cryptography technology and removing it from the list of military weapons that must be approved by the State Department before they can be sold abroad. 

 

Which makes these suggested curbs on "intercept and penetration testing" software  all the more curious.

 

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Is E-Learning the Next Frontier in China?

Is E-Learning the Next Frontier in China? | The Random Me | Scoop.it
Online courses have huge potential in China, a nation obsessed with education, but it hasnt taken off.
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By Putting Over-the-Air Online Legally, Aereo Clears The Way For ALL TV Everywhere - Forbes

By Putting Over-the-Air Online Legally, Aereo Clears The Way For ALL TV Everywhere - Forbes | The Random Me | Scoop.it
We are at a tipping point and Aereo was the last push across the threshold. Broadcasters and other legacy TV distributors have a short window to protect their turf before is gets disrupted from beneath them.
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Top eLearning Learning Customer Service Behavior Content for Tue.Jul 23, 2013

Top eLearning Learning Customer Service Behavior Content for Tue.Jul 23, 2013 | The Random Me | Scoop.it
e-Learning challenges: taking the pulse of the... by @QuickLessons Daily Best in #elearning http://t.co/wbaDW2HUBK
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Indian e-Learning Industry : On a growth path - Voice & Data Online

Indian e-Learning Industry : On a growth path - Voice & Data Online | The Random Me | Scoop.it
Indian e-Learning Industry : On a growth path
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I had last done estimation on Indian e-learning industry in 2009, a synopsis of which is available at G-Cube blog.
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A Position Statement of Principles and Example Effective Practices for Online Writing Instruction (OWI)

In this position statement on Online Writing Instruction (OWI), the CCCC Committee on Best Practices for Online Writing Instruction describes rationales for several principles and provides example Effective Practices.
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4 Tips for Real-Time Social Media Monitoring

4 Tips for Real-Time Social Media Monitoring | The Random Me | Scoop.it

48% of online consumers are taking note – and fully expect companies to listen and thus improve their products and consumer experience from this feedback.

 

As a result, it’s more critical than ever to be not only equipped for proactive social listening to take in these opinions, emotions and behaviors, but also for in-the-moment marketing that allow companies to course correct and diagnose issues. 

 

Every marketer needs to understand what consumers are saying online about their brands, their competitors, and more. Keep reading for 4 tips on enabling your team to be in-the-moment: 

 

Read More: http://www.business2community.com/digital-marketing/4-tips-for-real-time-social-media-monitoring-0508502


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Chetan Jadhav's comment, July 29, 2013 12:52 AM
Great Post. I become fan of your writing awesome articles keep it up
Lee Werrell's curator insight, August 11, 2013 6:43 AM

Monitoring of social media doesn't have to be an onerous task - this shows you the interpretation of the dat to make it easier

Edward Phiri's comment, August 28, 2013 7:50 AM
monitoring is a means to evaluation as such after the monitoring then let there be an evaluation on the bench marks of the monitoring
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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning

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Advances in Technology Enhanced Learning’ presents a range of research projects which aim to explore how to make engagement in learning (and teaching) more passionate. This interactive and experimental resource discusses innovations which pave the way to open collaboration at scale. The book introduces methodological and technological breakthroughs via twelve chapters to learners, instructors, and decision-makers in schools, universities, and workplaces.

 


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Gina Martin's curator insight, August 11, 2013 3:46 PM

Looking forward to reading this one. 

Guillermo Pérez's comment, August 11, 2013 10:21 PM
You can view mor information at: https://itunes.apple.com/book/advances-in-technology-enhanced/id663022333?ls=1
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5 Tactical Questions Higher Ed Administrators Should Be Asking About MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com

5 Tactical Questions Higher Ed Administrators Should Be Asking About MOOCs - moocnewsandreviews.com | The Random Me | Scoop.it
Given how new MOOCs are, it’s impossible to say what their impact will be, but one thing higher ed administrators can do right now is to focus on their mission and ask if MOOCs are a tactic to help them achieve their strategic position.

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iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation

iPads: From Pedagogical Crutch to Education Innovation | The Random Me | Scoop.it

For students who struggle with output, the option now exists to record ideas directly "onto a page." Similarly, teachers can leave audio feedback for students who benefit from hearing input multiple times. With the built-in camera, students can quickly snap pictures of class notes on a board, or record a quick video of teacher instruction. Leveraging just these few features has the potential to personalize learning and differentiate instruction where it might otherwise be impossible.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 13, 2013 5:43 AM

Some interesting tips and insights.

diane gusa's curator insight, July 13, 2013 10:28 AM

We have a long way to go to understand best practices for iPads, to move it from a play thing to integrated into creative pedagogy. However, "The Longest Journey begins with the First Step" and that is getting into the hands or teachers and learners.


imaginary library's curator insight, July 13, 2013 11:19 AM

The most important thing to do is to start with the wife of using the iPad if you have a sound pedagogical reason for using the iPad then you'll be a will to come up with uses that are appropriate.

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Low marks for MOOCs: Few students post, Stanford study says, and their grades show it - San Francisco Business Times

Low marks for MOOCs: Few students post, Stanford study says, and their grades show it - San Francisco Business Times | The Random Me | Scoop.it
Ask questions in class, get a good grade, conventional wisdom goes. Now Stanford...

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Student's are not making the investment...my father-in-law always said, "you get what you pay for and you take care of those things you spend your money on".  Free is cheap and I have no ownership; it is disposable and unimportant; and I do not need to invest my time in it, I have nothing to lose.  But I am not saying the higher education should cost a ton either, but make it a real investment.  Otherwise we are going to have students who drop out of free classes only to feel crushed by the notion they can't cut it in higher education.  We need to make education affordable; hold students accountable for their part of the learning experience; hold institutions and their faculty to higher standards; and help students find the right techniques for their learning style to be successful.  Cheap or free is not the answer to a system that needs to change the way it does business to match the changes in the environment without sacrificing quality!

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Ekaterina's curator insight, July 24, 2013 5:26 PM

Análisis sobre la participación en los foros MOCCs. 

Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:17 AM

Open might take a little time but is here to stay and there's no stopping it. Examples - Linux and wikipedia. Quality will improve iteratively not end-of-pipeline as it was in the material economy.

Sunil Malhotra's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:18 AM

Open might take a little time but is here to stay and there's no stopping it. Examples - Linux and wikipedia. Quality will improve iteratively not end-of-pipeline like it was in the material economy.

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DARPA’s New Cyber Targeted-Attack Analyzer Program

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DARPA’s new Cyber Targeted-Attack Analyzer program looks at how information is connected and moves to uncover and prevent targeted attacks without a human having to direct it.

 

The Department of Defense (DoD) maintains one of the largest computer networks in the world. The network follows DoD personnel across the globe collecting, transferring and processing information in forms as diverse as data warehouses, in-the-field mobile devices and mission computers on board F-18’s. This network is also constantly changing in size and shape as new missions are undertaken and new technology is deployed. In military terms, that means the cyber terrain of the DoD network is constantly shifting.

 

Traditional approaches to protecting networks involve static cyber firewalls around the network perimeter and patching any discovered holes. DARPA researchers seek a new approach, one that relies on knowing the cyber terrain within the network and understanding how information across the enterprise is connected to find actions associated with an attack buried under or within all the normal data.

 

DARPA’s new Cyber Targeted-Attack Analyzer program will attempt to automatically correlate all of a network’s disparate data sources—even those that are as large and complex as those within the DoD — to understand how information is connected as the network grows, shifts and changes. Once all of the data sources are correlated, the program will attempt to integrate them on a network to allow the defenders to understand the connections—like injecting a contrasting smoke into the air to see how it flows. The third phase of the program also seeks to build tools that use this information for cyber defense of the network.

 

“The Cyber Targeted-Attack Analyzer program relies on a new approach to security, seeking to quickly understand the interconnections of the systems within a network without a human having to direct it,” said Richard Guidorizzi, DARPA program manager. “Cyber defenders should then be capable of more quickly discovering attacks hidden in normal activities.”


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Cole Larson's curator insight, September 27, 2013 9:15 AM

This ias very interesting tech with self shifting program that can help all U.S. Military computers and other software. Also taking software to fight other software and to team up with other ally software is kinda crazy, but I guess its working so far. I like how we made DoD to be self changing, but not selfaware. That would b e very wierd and a little dangerouss. Hopefully this doesn't end badly.

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Technology Initiative To Identify Risk Factors Underlying Military Suicide Crisis Using Predictive Analytics

Technology Initiative To Identify Risk Factors Underlying Military Suicide Crisis Using Predictive Analytics | The Random Me | Scoop.it

Patterns and Predictions, a predictive analytics company, has announced its Big Data initiative The Durkheim Project* - to predict suicide at scale using its machine learning data fabric

 

Patterns and Predictions is now providing technology enabling opt-in participation from more than 100,000 U.S. veterans to build a 'big' medical database that will help militarymental health experts fight a complex and challenging enemy: the alarming incidence of suicide among veterans.

 

Cited by a 2012 TIME Magazine cover story ("One A Day"), as a problem of epidemic proportions, suicide rates among veterans are roughly double those of adults in the general U.S. population. TIME also noted that military efforts have struggled to successfully address the suicide crisis due, in part, to a lack of understanding why nothing has worked to stop it.

 

Patterns and Predictions' founder Chris Poulin, has been working with Dartmouth researchers to address this problem since 2010. "The next generation of predictive analytics tools gives scientific and clinical investigators new hope and resources for solving even the most intractable problems," said Poulin.

 

Having confirmed the theoretical underpinnings of this work, Patterns and Predictions is leading "Phase 2" technology for The Durkheim Project, a tightly integrated Big Data initiative with one objective: suicidality prediction at scale. "The promise of Durkheim lies in its ability to collect and monitor a diverse repository of complex data, with the hope of eventually providing a real-time triage of interventional actions upon detection of a critical event," said Poulin. At this time, the associated medical study (Dartmouth CPHS #23781) is authorized as observation only and non-interventional.

  

 

 


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Apple’s picks for top 42 iPhone fitness apps | mobihealthnews

Apple’s picks for top 42 iPhone fitness apps | mobihealthnews | The Random Me | Scoop.it

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Jay Green's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:34 PM

Great summary of some of the top fitness apps on the market at the moment.

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Dillard U. CTLAT E-Learning Blog: The Online Learning Curve: Online College Students 2013 Report: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences & FREE Webinar

Dillard U. CTLAT E-Learning Blog: The Online Learning Curve: Online College Students 2013 Report: Comprehensive Data on Demands and Preferences & FREE Webinar | The Random Me | Scoop.it
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